Robins Nesting in Monrovia, California
About June 25, it was reported to us by neighbors in Monrovia, Los Angeles County, that a pair of Robins (Planesticus migratorius propinquus) was nesting in their yard. We investigated and found that the adults, accompanied by four speckled-breasted youngsters, had been seen frequently by the owner of the property. They fed on a lawn near a grove of trees. Previously, the parents had been observed carrying food away from the yard, although the nest was not located. We were able to see the parents digging for worms on the lawn, but in the limited time available for observation, the young birds did not appear. As the description given us of the young birds is correct and the older birds were positively identified, there seems little cause to doubt that the young were raised in this Vicinity.
Irene Wilson and Berry Campbell
Monrovia, California, August 18, 1931